Snipes Available in the Dallas AreaŚDuring the past fourteen years Snipe Fleet 001 has orchestrated the sale of fifteen Snipes (actually only eleven Snipes when you count the four resales) and has sponsored twenty new members in the Corinthian Sailing Club ("CSC") at White Rock Lake in Dallas. The five Snipes below are priced right to encourage experienced sailors to join the fleet and begin racing with us. We currently have a total of 13 snipes in our fleet, 10 of which are sailed from the CSC, two from the White Rock Boat Club and one trailered. [Updated 3/26/17]
Sailing Snipes at White Rock Lake in Dallas--A snipe owner may trailer his boat to White Rock lake and simply launch each Saturday morning from a public pier and join our races. Or the owner may join the White Rock Boat Club at the North end of the lake or the Corinthian Sailing Club further South (where most all the other snipes are located). At either club, the boats are
dry-sailed from davits where they are lifted above the water or launched from dollies stored on a boat pad. A boat purchaser who wants to purchase a davit or use a boat pad and keep his boat at CSC must join CSC as a regular member
(approximately $600 initiation and $600 annual dues.) The initiation and dues at the White Rock Boat club are in the same range. If you are considering sailing a Snipe or other class but don't have a boat at one of the clubs you can join CSC as an associate member, which costs
approximately $300 per year and includes free sailing lessons. For more information visit www.cscsailing.org.
Location Limitations-- Please note that the first four boats below will only be sold to sailors who live in the Dallas area and who commit to racing the boats on White Rock Lake on a regular basis and selling the boats back to the fleet if not active or if leaving the area. We have these limitations because the core members of Snipe Fleet 001 have gone to considerable cost and effort over the years to bring competitive Snipes into the Dallas area from other parts of the country. The almost new boat (#31300) is available for sale outside the Dallas area.
Lease Options-- In order to encourage the more experienced racers to try the Snipe for an extended period of the time the Fleet (in the past) has been willing to lease Snipes on a monthly basis with a portion of the lease payments applicable to the purchase price. Upon application, including a racing resume', the Fleet would be willing to consider an offer to lease.
Snipe#28694 Eclipse (1994), complete with two sets of good condition Quantum sails, pole launcher, paddle, top cover, new lines. Minmum weight. Open cockpit with stern bailing cut-outs (McLaughlin style). At $1,500, this is an excellent starter Snipe. Davit #54 available with the purchase for $1,350 (as is).
Snipe #27927 Jibe Tech (1990), complete with two sets of practice sails, pole launcher, Cobra 2 mast, adjustable spreaders, Staymaster shroud adjusters and top cover. Minimum weight. Closed cockpit with forward sheeting. $3,300. Davit #12 available with the purchase for $1,500.
Snipe #28780 Jibe Tech (1994), complete with two sets of practice sails, pole launcher, Cobra 2 mast, adjustable spreaders, Staymaster shroud adjusters. Minimum weight. Closed cockpit with forward sheeting. $3,900. Davit #4 available with the purchase for $1,500.
Snipe #29908 Persson (2001), complete with new set North Sails and one set old practice sails, pole launcher, Proctor mast, adjustable spreaders, Staymaster shroud adjusters and new stays. Minimum weight. The hull was faired and refinished in 2015. Closed cockpit. At $4,900 , this is an excellent and very competitive boat at an entry level price. Davit #21 is available with the purchase for $1,500.
Snipe #31300 DBMarine Persson Model DB-R1. Just arrived from Italy, manufactured in late 2014, this boat was owned by the former Portuguese National Champion who just traded it in for another DB-R1. It ranked 4th in Portugal in 2015 and 2016 out of 50 active boats. It also placed 2nd in the Women's Snipe World Championship in 2016. The boat comes with Sidewinder Gold mast, Harken jib system, top & bottom cover and beach dolly. Price is $12,900, subject to minor adjustment for Euro conversion rate and insurance premium rebate at time of purchase.